Friday, September 20, 2019

EL VEZ pens perfect tribute to The Schizophonics' wild rock for Talkhouse, new single out now

"Makers of high octane, soulful garage punk... Get an early taste with smoking' stomper 'Battle Line'." -- BrooklynVegan

"Their live show is a turbo-charged, bombastic display of true blue rock'n'roll chaos. It's not just a wild live show; the songs are fantastic too!" -- RazorCake (cover story)

San Diego trio The Schizophonics share a new single from their forthcoming sophomore album, People In The Sky today via The Talkhouse. The song, "Steely Eyed Lady," and the band, gets a fittingly astounding introduction courtesy of beloved performance artist El Vez (a.k.a. Robert Lopez) HERE. (Direct YouTube.)

"Hits you like a train with all the passion of a young Little Richard floating through the clouds with so much raw energy. Your new favorite band should hit you like a campaign slogan. Like a religious cult or an anti-hero movie star that you fall in love with." -- El Vez

BrooklynVegan recently premiered the first single "Battle Line" available to hear and share via BrooklyVegan, YouTube, Bandcamp and Spotify

The band takes its jaw-dropping live show on the road for headlining dates throughout North America this October. Please see current dates below. 

Over the last few years, The Schizophonics have built up a formidable reputation around the world as an explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled The MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, their wild live show is heavily influenced by artists like James Brown, Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, and The Sonics. Singer/guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers formed the band in San Diego in 2009 and have worked tirelessly since then, playing hundreds of shows around the globe and winning 7 (SEVEN!) San Diego music awards. 

In 2013 they were recruited as the backing/opening band for El Vez, which helped the band make a name for itself in Europe. Since then, they've played in fourteen countries, and supported tours by like-minded acts like Rocket From The Crypt, Little Barrie, and The Woggles and have opened for The Damned, The Hives and Cage The Elephant. Shindig magazine described their live show "Like watching some insane hybrid of Wayne Kramer, James Brown, and the Tazmanian Devil."  

"One of my favorite live bands ever," proclaims Tim Mays, who has run the Casbah in San Diego for 30 years and has seen literally thousands of live bands come through his doors. "The Schizophonics bring the goods every time they play," he enthuses. 

The band is more than just an outstanding live act, they're also committed to writing great, memorable songs.  After releasing 2 singles and an EP over the last few years on Munster, Ugly Things, and Pig Baby Records, they put out their first full-length album in July 2017 titled Land Of The Living on the label Sympathy For The Record Industry with famed record man Long Gone John. In January of 2019 they started work on their second LP recruiting Dave Gardner (Hot Snakes, RFTC) mixing engineer Stephen Kaye (JD McPherson, Mike Krol) and Pierre De Reeder (Rilo Kiley) to put their live, raw sound to tape. 

The album, titled People in the Sky will be released on October 31st, 2019 on Pig Baby Records. Pre-orders are available HERE

10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Harvard & Stone
10/11 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/12 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
10/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
10/14 El Paso, TX @ The Neon Rose
10/17 Denton, TX @ Harvest House
10/18 Austin, TX @ Nicolaza's/Far Out
10/19 Houston, TX @ Rudyards
10/20 New Orleans, LA @ TBA
10/23 Miami, FL @ Gramps
10/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Bends
10/25 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
10/26 Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
10/27 Memphis, TN @ DKDC
10/30 New York, NY @ Union Pool
10/31 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
11/01 Washington, DC @ The Pie Shop
11/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's 
11/03 New Haven, CT @ Café Nine
11/04 Providence, RI @ Dusk
11/05 NYC, NY @ Illegal Mezcal Private Party 
11/06 Pittsburg, PA @ Get Hip
11/07 Toronto, ON @ The Baby G 
11/08 Detroit, MI @ The Outer Limits 
11/09 Chicago, IL @ Liars Club
11/10 Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern
11/12 Appleton, Wi @ The Cold Shot
11/15 Wenatchee, WA @ Walley's
11/16 Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival
11/17 Portland, OR @ Twilight Café

Artist: The Schizophonics
Album: People In The Sky
Label: Pig Baby Records
Release date: October 31st, 2019

01. Something's Got To Give
02. Steely Eyed Lady
03. Nine Miles
04. People In The Sky
05. The One I Want
06. Battle line
07. Not Gonna Change My Mind
08. Long Way To Go
09. Show Me Your Eyes
10. Like a Mummy
11. Down and Out
12. She's Coming Back

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